Pattack Hydro Site Open Day
26th June 2018
This years Gilkes Hydro open day proved a big hit with our visitors, not only for the fantastic location of the Ardverikie Estate on Loch Laggan in the Scottish Highlands.
The day gave people the opportunity to see a larger scheme than our previous open days, with two Gilkes Francis turbines able to produce a maximum output of 4.9MW. The tour up to the intake, alongside a 6.5km long pipeline gave a great overview of the scale of the project and a chance to view the impressive dam structure.
The Powerhouse was open throughout the day for people to see the turbines up close and enjoy the magnificent views of Loch Lagan while sampling the on-site catering.
The project, developed by Gilkes Energy Ltd, was completed within budget and built to a tight
2 year window.
James Glover, a guest on the day said: Thank you very much for inviting me to the open day it was very interesting and enjoyable, it was also great to look round the old scheme (originally Ardverikie hydro scheme) and see it still working and in relatively good shape after 31 years!
A huge thank you to all our guests last week. If you would like to sign up for future Gilkes Open Days, please register your interest on our website.
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